Menu Planning

I prepare a menu plan.  That saves time with shopping and saves me a headache and some stress every day. It also helps to control my budget.

For my planning I use a simple calendar.  Usually I plan meals for one week. Sometimes, however, a whole month gets filled up as ideas pop up in my head or as I check my fridge or freezer for things to be used.

To make my planning easier I think in categories like: Soups or stews, wraps, pasta, casseroles, etc.

My winter categories are a bit different from my summer categories as different foods are available and as our body is longing for different nutritions.